[DML] Re: She starts (painfully), she runs (mostly), she doesn't go anyw
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[DML] Re: She starts (painfully), she runs (mostly), she doesn't go anywhere...

Before you tear everything apart you might want to check your fuel pump relay.

Last year I had what I though might be the old hot-start problem but fortunately noticed that the frequency valve seemed dead. After numerous testing and messing processes I found that I had the dual contact pump relay - one contact operated the fuel pump - the other the lambda circuit. I put in a new relay and all the problems stopped. It seems that the lambda relay contact was not closing properly all of the time.

Those problems were NO power, popping back in the intake, etc. It would idle ok when it started. When cold it usually was ok and good through warm up. But stop engine and wait a while and usually I would have an issue. None of the symptoms have reappeared after replacing the dual contact relay.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, JP Hindin <jplist2008@...> wrote:
> My DeLorean has a hot-start issue that I've not bothered dealing with yet,
> so it usually only gets out for 30 minute runs out-and-back. Last time it
> was on the road was probably December. Over the Iowa winter I'd fire it up
> once a month, generally, a let it idle for ten minutes to get the moisture
> out of the oil. I've been waiting for nice days in the summer, but it's
> rained a LOT out here, so I haven't started it up in maybe three or four
> months.
> Usually it's a bit of a pain to start. Lots of fire and die and then
> eventually it'll settle into a clean idle and run like a champ.
> Yesterday I got in to take it out because it was finally a nice day and it
> was a real bear to even get it to idle, and after at least five minutes of
> crank-fire-and-die, it settled into an unusually lumpy idle, but ANY
> throttle input would cause the engine revs to drop to the point of it
> dying. As such, I was unable to actually go anywhere because the best it
> could manage was an idle.
> Is this a common issue with the KJet that I've yet to come across in my
> nine months of DeLorean ownership, or should I be concerned?
> Thanks all;
>  - JP
> 50441


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